Founded in 1979 by American editor, publisher, and active science-fiction fan Andrew I. Porter, Science Fiction Chronicle was a semi-professionally edited science-fiction and fantasy journal. It twice won the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine, in 1993 and 1994.
In 2000, Porter sold Science Fiction Chronicle to DNA Publications (1993 to 2007), an American publishing company run by Warren Lapine and Angela Kessler, which specialised in acquiring pre-existing genre periodicals. Porter was retained as editor, but sacked in 2002. Science Fiction Chronicle was not one of the handful of publications that survived the collapse of DNA Publications, though the date of its final issue is unclear.